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     Elizabeth was buried in the cemetery on Worcester Common. The epitaphs from this graveyard were transcribed before the stones were buried. During a renovation of the Common in th 1960s there were reburials in Hope Cemetery, supposedly with the existing gravestones. There is a plot with a memorial stone there, but if there actually were stones transferred it hasn't been confirmed. A handful of old stones have been placed around the Bigelow Monument in the Common, but no list has been found of the inscriptions. The epitaph on Elizabeth's stone reads:



children of Elizabeth Rice and Ezekiel How: (4)

i. Patience b. 10 June 1742, m. Daniel Gleason
ii. Elizabeth b. 12 February 1743/1744
iii. Ebenezer b. 4 November 1746
iv. Joel b. 2 November 1748
v. Jotham b. 17 June 1750
vi. Lucy b. 20 April 1752, m. Jonathan Hunt
vii. Rebecca b. 3 April 1754, m. Jonathan Temple
viii. Ezekiel b. 20 March 1756



vital record sources: Elizabeth's birth is from the Marlborough vital records. Her marriage is found in the Sudbury town vital records. Her death is from the Worcester vital records, based on her gravestone.


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